This is a small petition for help with a map-wide project linking the major settlements of the TOG survival / creative server.
I'm wanting to build, when the proper server comes back up, a recreation of the Clacks system from the Discworld books. For those of you who don't know what the Clacks is: It is a network of Optical Telegraph towers that stretches across the world between the major cities, a night it communicates using lights to flash binary signals between the towers and in the daytime it uses white and black shutters. A bit like this: File:Optical telegraph01 4484.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
but generally more 'tower like'.
Each tower has to be manned for the signal to pass along, the pattern is set up at the transmitting tower and bounced by operators who know the codes to get it to the destination recieving tower. All towers can transmit and recieve and have an 8 bit upline and an 8 bit downline so 2 signals can be sent in parallel to different recievers.
On the Rawcritics minecraft server i built a large part of the network, you can see the hub and follow part of the tower line on this map, the bits belonging to me are marked out as: Grand Trunk: RawCritics Server Map
The hub there is a large town and is in a fairly central loction to send messages to most of the major cities: Jade Empire, Creeper Bay, Pirate Bay, Zombie Flats, Flatcliffs, Newport.
I appreciate that I might not be able to find a central location to build something of that size in so I might just build a Grand Hub Tower, hub towers are 4 way or 8 way if you build 2 stacks of lamps that branch off later down the tower line.
Basically I need materials, some sort of map of the server and permission from major settlement owners to build this network so I don't encroach by mistake or build in the wrong direction, the towers are normally spaced at the limit of normal viewing distance or at a decent range in the far viewing distance. The communications are sent via REDSTONE TORCHES being switched on and off. I now leave you with a picture of my newest tower design that I built in the temp creative server while the main map was down.
Cheers guys, constructive critiscism and offers of help please